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SLIDESHOW: ECRI C-Suite HIT Watch List

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4. Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a coverage determination for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) under multiple, specific conditions. While hospitals work toward meeting these conditions, which include having an on-site heart valve surgery program, and two cardiac surgeons to examine potential replacement patients, they are also assessing efficiencies that may be gained from hybrid ORs or the hybrid cath lab model. (Photo credit: Courtesy of Edward Lifesciences)